Fallen DPD officer Myron Jarrett laid to rest after dying in hit and run

A final goodbye to a fallen hero, Detroit police Officer Myron Jarrett laid to rest Monday.

He was killed by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop Oct. 28.

"He loved being a police officer," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Myron Jarrett was laid to rest Monday after the 40-year-old father of four was killed late last month by a hit and run drunk driver.  Jarrett was in the midst of making a traffic stop.

"Myron Jarrett is a good friend of  mine, we used to work together," said Jaimy McCree, Detroit police officer. "When I found out, I had a broken heart."

Jarrett was an eight-year veteran with the force, assigned to the 12th precinct on the city's west side.

"Our hearts go out to the entire blue family," said Ann Byrne, DPD community relations. "We stand here because not only do all lives matter,  blue lives matter."

"He really epitomizes what I call a professional officer," said Craig.

"Good guy, good family and he really gave his all," McCree said.

Jarrett's death comes on the heels of Capt. Ken Steil's death, shot and killed in the line of duty in September.

"We were just recovering from Sgt. Steil and we had another tragic death," said one Detroit police officer. "You never get used to it. I have been with the Detroit Police Department 24 years and you never get used to police officers dying in the line of duty."

Chief James Craig was in the process of promoting Jarrett to corporal before he was killed. As a symbolic gesture he formally named him corporal at the funeral and announced plans to name a street in his honor.

 


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